Dr. Karen J. Parker, Ph.D.

Truong-Tan Broadcom Endowed Professor

Principal Investigator (P.I.)

Daniel Bowling, Ph.D.

Robin Libove
Clinical Research Manager

Lara Minassians
Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator

Duyen Nguyen
Lab Technician

Ozge Oztan, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist

Briana Hernandez
Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator

Alexandria Tartt
Medical Student

Niraj K. Ramam
Sr. Research & Grants Manager

Lauren Clarke
Medical Student

Laura Del Rosso
Laboratory Manager

Esha Dhawan
Asst. Clinical Research Coordinator

Desiree Dupes
Administrative Associate


Former Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Where are they now?

  • Sanaz Amini, MA, CCC-SLP: Private Practice Speech Language Pathologist
  • Dean Carson, PhD: Biotechnology Executive, Atai Life Sciences
  • Alvin Chiu, MS: Neuroscience PhD Student, University of Michigan
  • Kendall Coden, MS: Neuroscience PhD Student, University of Michigan
  • Elena Itskovich, PhD: Corporate and Business Development Consultant at Xilis
  • Debra Karhson, PhD: Assistant Professor, University of New Orleans
  • Alex Lee, PhD: Staff Computational Biologist, UCSF
  • Jesus Madrid, PhD: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University
  • Adam Myers, DVM: Instructor & Clinical Veterinarian, Tulane National Primate Research Center
  • Kimberley Rainwater, DVM: Director of Veterinary Services, Fort Worth Zoo
  • Valentina Sclafani, PhD: Assistant Professor, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Catherine (Kate) Talbot, PhD: Assistant Professor, Florida Institute of Technology


Former Undergraduates, Post-Baccalaureates, Coterminal Masters Students, and Research Staff

Where are they now?

  • Kylee Beck: Leland Scholars Program Manager, Academic Advising Operations, Stanford University
  • Sean Berquist, MD: Surgical Resident, Stanford University
  • Katharine (Katy) Brewster, MD: Assistant Clinical Professor, Columbia University
  • Lauryn Cartagine, MA: Mental Health Clinician, Pacific Clinics
  • Carl Cummings, MS, MBA: Director of Product, Early Pay and Move Money, Chime
  • Kristen Hornbeak, MD: Emergency Medicine Physician, Scripps Clinic
  • Lisa Jackson, MA: Director of Operations, MobLab
  • Wendy Kalkus, DVM: Veterinarian in Private Practice
  • Alyssa Maness: Psychology PhD Student, UC Davis
  • Amanda Manorot, MD: Surgical Resident, University of Michigan
  • Michael Mariscal: Psychology PhD Student, Cornell University
  • Noreen Mohsin, MD: Medical Resident, Cleveland Clinic
  • Jacob (Coby) Moss: Master's Student in Physician Assistant Studies, U. of Iowa
  • Donald Neal, MD: Medical Resident, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota 
  • Psalm Pineo-Cavanaugh: Medical Student, UCSF
  • Sophie Rose, MHS: Senior Biosecurity Policy Advisor, Centre for Long-term Resilience
  • Sierra Simmons: Psychology PhD Student, Georgia State University
  • Raena Sumiyoshi, MBA: Portfolio Lead, Genentech
  • Serena (Tanaka) Tamura, PhD: Scientist, Viral Vector Synthetic Biology, 64x Bio
  • Ariana Tapia: Medical Student, Florida International University
  • Callum Trainor: Medical Student, University of Melbourne
  • Mackenzie Walter, MSN: Medical ICU Nurse, George Town University Hospital
  • Tara Trujillo: Medical Student, University of Colorado
  • Kaeli Yuen, MD: Enterprise Product Manager, Ambience Healthcare

Current Faculty Collaborators

Lab Members at Work and Play